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Oregon Wine Press: Honored Eateries Wine Spectator recognizes Oregon restaurants

Every year, Wine Spectator recognizes restaurants for outstanding menus, impressive wine lists and impeccable service through its Restaurant Awards. In 2022, 20 hospitality companies in Oregon received honors. Leaders from several described why they’re notable destinations for oenophiles and some delectable food/wine pairings currently offered. Continue reading

Tasting Panel Magazine: The Courage of Conviction

When it comes to the farm-to-table movement, the hospitality industry is not always what it seems. For instance, it’s often the case that chefs who hang their toque on organic ingredients work with sommeliers who pour conventional wines that are the antithesis of their ethos.

In November 2021, I visited Molly Shaughnessy, CMS, in Ashland, Oregon. Shaughnessy aims to set things aright. As restaurant manager of Larks Home Kitchen Cuisine, she remains faithful to the restaurant’s farm-to-table code, which celebrates strictly local, seasonal, responsibly raised foodstuffs sourced from Southern Oregon farmers, ranchers, artisans, and foragers. By the same token, Larks’ wine program focuses solely on local producers that follow sustainable practices. Continue reading

Forbes: Eating & Drinking Around Ashland 

Larks, tucked in the Ashland Springs Hotel, right downtown is another favorite. It features tables inside and out and the restaurant is part of the local Neuman Hotel Group. Top picks at the restaurant included a lovely filet of salmon and the place is known for its home-style fried chicken. Continue reading

TripSavvy: The 9 Best Things to Do in Ashland, Oregon

August 2020

If you want to spend a few days attending a Tony Award-winning theater festival, exploring art galleries, strolling through vineyards, hiking, rafting, and skiing, you’ll probably have to visit several different destinations. Or, you can visit Ashland, Oregon. This beautiful town in Southern Oregon is equally big on art, culture, and adventure. Add in fantastic wineries, breweries, and restaurants and you’ve got yourself the making for a perfect getaway. To help you plan your time there, here are the best things to do in Ashland, Oregon. Continue reading

The Oregonian: Ashland’s secret dining, drinking places where actors, locals go

February 2020

Ashland isn’t big like Portland, but it does have about 100 unique places to eat, from hole-in-the-walls where waitresses don’t judge a beer-chased breakfast to one-of-a-kind culinary experiences ripe for Instagram boasting. Oregon Iron Chefs live here, as do culinary stars with kitchen experience in Chez Panisse-level dining as well as inventive self-starters who graduated from a food cart to a crowd-pleasing cafe. Continue reading

Mail Tribune: Larks in an ambassador for local wineries 

January 2017

Larks has wholeheartedly embraced its roles as an ambassador for local wineries. More than 80 percent of the wines on Larks wine lists are from Oregon, many from small, local wineries. Continue reading

Southern Oregon Magazine: The Very Best of Southern Oregon

December 2012

Best fine dining, best service and best hotel dining. Larks Home Kitchen Cuisine at Ashland Springs Hotel. Continue reading

Napa Valley Life Magazine: Escape to Ashland

July 2009

Escape to Ashland, Oregon, where California ends and Oregon begins, located just 15 miles north of the California border. Continue reading

PDX Magazine: Ashland Adventure

May 2008

With a population of fewer than 22,000 year-round residents, this small Southern Oregon town packs a big punch. Continue reading

Southern Oregon Magazine: A Plethora of Pinot Noirs

Article feature on pg. 116. Read here

KOIN TV CBS affiliate Portland: Foodie Friday: Ashland Springs Hotel

August 2020

The Ashland Springs Hotel in southern Oregon serves delicious dishes for those on summer road trips. The hotel’s Larks Home Kitchen Cuisine Restaurant has open-air space that is perfect for social distancing. Executive Chef Franco Console joined AM Extra to show how to prepare one of their farm-to-table dishes: fresh corn puree. Watch video

Creative Clo & Andrew: Inside Look: Larks Restaurant, the Heart of Ashland

June 2019

Outside the Ashland Springs Hotel, steps away from the Shakespeare Festival, is the Larks Restaurant. Offering lunch and dinner, this is a wonderful spot for both hotel guests and festival attendees to grab a bite to eat or some drinks. Continue reading

Locals Guide: Every Week is Eat Local Week at Larks

January 2017

In support of Thrive’s Eat Local Week, Executive Chef Damon Jones talks with us about the commitment to local food, from a restaurant’s perspective. Continue reading

1859 The Oregon Magazine: Homage to Fromage

December 2011

A renaissance of Oregon cheese is in the making. With Farmstead cheese you’re savoring the land that nurtured the product. Continue reading 

1859 The Oregon Magazine: Treat and Retreat 

July 2009

Ashland Springs Hotel’s historic features, such as the original terrazzo floors and Mica chandeliers, put the hotel on the National Register of Historic Places. Continue reading

Food, Wine, Travel Magazine: Fall into the Autumn Colors of Ashland, Oregon and the Rogue Valley

Our Beautiful World” issue takes a look at everywhere from Budapest to San Moritz, the Ozarks to the Caribbean, Hawaii to Nova Scotia, Italy, Alaska, and more. In addition, we introduce readers to biscochitos and the Juliarita, New Mexican specialties. The world is a beautiful place; let’s get back to exploring it. Continue reading

Oregon Wine Press: Larks Restaurant Oregon Wine A-List Awards Wine Program of the Year

February 2017

The A-List Wine Program of the Year is the state’s standard-bearer of excellence recognizing depth and breadth in Oregon selections, participation in Oregon Wine Month and educational opportunities for staff and clientele alike. The award honors Larks’ eloquence in describing the Oregon story. Continue reading

The Daily Journal: Historic Ashland Springs Hotel Celebrates the Best of Oregon’s Farms, Orchards and Vineyards

March 2013

Larks Home Kitchen Cuisine restaurant in the historic Ashland Springs Hotel is the place to go for cooked-from-scratch comfort food with a modern edge. Continue reading

Oregon Golfing: Southern Oregon Off the Course

February 2010

Bordering sunny California, Southern Oregon enjoys amazing weather and plenty of recreation and so much more. Continue reading 

Country Living Magazine: 10 Reasons to Visit Ashland 

May 2009

Ashland Springs Hotel’s historic features, such as the original terrazzo floors and Mica chandeliers, put the hotel on the National Register of Historic Places. Continue reading